Ali Akbar Velayati, Director of Masih Daneshvari Hospital, announced on Saturday said that the hospital is under construction in Rey, city next to Tehran to the south, and predicted that when the modern hospital is put into service, the people diagnosed with cancer would not need to go abroad for treating their disease.
Velayati, who is also a top advisor to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, further noted that diagnosis, medical treatment, surgical treatment, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy are among the services provided in the center.
He also expressed the hope that the specialty hospital, which is built in part by public donations, would be opened as soon as possible.
In April 2014, another specialty hospital for the treatment of cancer was inaugurated in a bid to provide better medical service to the country’s armed forces.
Iranian experts have in recent years made great headways in using modern medical technology to cure a broad range of diseases inside the country, making Iran as a destination for medical tourism.